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Single Leg Balance Reaches

Abby Wambach performs a single leg balance reach

Balance reaches are a common exercise for basketball players and even golfers. They can also be useful for soccer players, as they help develop the leg strength and jumping ability that can be crucial during physical play or for winning flighted balls.

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The 4 Phases of Player Development – “The Commitment”

The 4 Phases of Player Development

The Formal Phase: The Commitment (U-14) Development of individual skills – individual and small group tactics: Adult standards and formal rules become applicable.

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The 4 Phases of Player Development – “The Romance”

U12 - The Romance Stage

FOUNDATION PHASE: THE ROMANCE (U-12) Development of individual skills — individual and small group tactics: The effect of the role model is very important at this stage of development.

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Can A Slow Player Be A Forward?

Can A Slow Player Be A Forward

I want to be a center forward, but I don’t have a lot of speed. I have good dribbling and shooting, but when a teammate plays a ball through, I am not quick enough to get there.

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Side To Side Jumps

Side To Side Jumps

Soccer and many other sports require not only agility, but the ability to make explosive movements.

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Power Skips

Power Skips

Power Skips are a plyometric exercise that is good for improving both strength and speed.

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Conditioning in 60 Minutes or Less

I want to improve my speed and stamina for soccer. What are some good exercises I can do that will be effective in 60 minutes or less?

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Cariocas

Cariocas

An effective, yet under used exercise that helps to improve balance and speed, and does absolute wonders for agility and coordination is the carioca (sometimes mis-pronounced “karaokes”).

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Foot Slaps

Foot Slaps

Increase foot speed with this little exercise from Men’s Health:

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How Can I Practice Inside My House?

How Can I Practice Soccer Inside My House?

What are some thing I can do inside my house to improve my balance, speed, and skill?

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